Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton is the sports editor for brisbanetimes.com.au.

Origin Live: Qld v NSW

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Phil Lutton Origin Live: Qld v NSW

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Queensland name unchanged squad for Origin III

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 26:  (L-R) Darius Boyd, Daly Cherry-Evans, Matt Gillett and Corey Parker of the Maroons sing the national anthem before game two of the ARL State of Origin series between the Queensland Maroons and the New South Wales Blues at Suncorp Stadium on June 26, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Phil Lutton The setting was different, the names were the same. Queensland has unveiled an unchanged 17-man squad as the Maroons try to stretch their interstate domination to eight years.

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State of Origin

Blues lack respect for Maroons: Smith

Cameron Smith

Phil Lutton Queensland captain Cameron Smith says Trent Merrin's attack to the head of Brent Tate in game two typified the lack of respect NSW took to Suncorp Stadium a fortnight ago.

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Ben Te'o cleared of assaulting Katie Lewis

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 29:  Ben Te'o passes the ball during a Queensland Maroons State of Origin training session at  Palmer Resort Coolum on May 29, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Phil Lutton Queensland Origin star Ben Te'o won't be charged in relation to an assault allegation stemming from an incident in April.

State of Origin 2013's winners and losers

NRL STATE OF ORIGIN, Game 3. Action from game 3 at ANZ Stadium, Homebush. QLD celebrate their win.
17th July 2013. 
Photo: Wolter Peeters
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Phil Lutton It began with a flurry of punches and jokes about the size of Nate Myles' head and ended with a greased-up streaker deploying the most questionable tackle in Origin history.

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League

Ban Merrin more than a week: Thurston

Stink: Four players were sent to the sin bin afterf all-in brawl.

Phil Lutton Johnathan Thurston may have climbed out of a hospital bed to decimate the Blues but he had enough energy after the game to take aim at Trent Merrin’s ‘king hit’ on Maroons winger Brent Tate.

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Queensland State of Origin squad announced

Chris McQueen

Phil Lutton Queensland will have at least one new face and one controversial inclusion on the bench after naming its extended squad for the State of Origin opener on June 5 in Sydney.

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Origin Live: NSW v Queensland

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Phil Lutton Live: NSW v Queensland

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League

Maroons to unleash the backrow beast in Origin II

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Phil Lutton Queensland selectors are set to unleash Canberra backrower Josh Papalii in State of Origin II as part of a revamp that is also likely to feature Manly's classy number seven Daly Cherry-Evans.

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Origin selections signal generational change in Maroons

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 29:  Josh Papalii  passes the ball during a Queensland Maroons State of Origin training session at  Palmer Resort Coolum on May 29, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Phil Lutton Queensland coach Mal Meninga has initiated a generational change within the Maroons with veterans David Shillington and Ashley Harrison dropped for game two in Brisbane

Petero still has an Origin role

Brisbane Broncos veteran Petero Civoniceva.

Phil Lutton Queensland Origin selectors have a handful of key decisions to make for their game one squad but dropping Petero Civoniceva isn't one of them, writes Phil Lutton.

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NRL:

Blues force decider

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Phil Lutton Live: NSW v Qld

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Blues send Queensland home beaten, bruised and bloody

State of Origin

Phil Lutton Beaten and beaten up, Queensland are retreating to Suncorp Stadium for an Origin decider nursing a squad sent through the gauntlet by a brutal Blues outfit convinced the sun has set on an...

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NRL:

Cowboys too hot to handle for Broncos

TOWNSVILLE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 08:  Matthew Bowen (r) of the Cowboys celebrates a try with team mates  during the First NRL Elimination Final match between the North Queensland Cowboys and the Brisbane Broncos at Dairy Farmers Stadium on September 8, 2012 in Townsville, Australia.  (Photo by Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images)

Phil Lutton Live: Cowboys v Broncos

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Live: Broncos v Cowboys

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Phil Lutton Live: Broncos v Cowboys

GI admits ‘pure luck’ as Maroons ride good grace to victory

Inglis

Phil Lutton If Queensland fans are looking for a staunch defence of the referees' decision to award Greg Inglis that controversial try last night, Inglis himself is about the last guy to ask.

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NRL:

Late surge sees Brisbane dominate battling Knights

Darius Boyd

Phil Lutton Live: Broncos v Knights

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Maroons hopefuls in white-hot form

Maroons

Phil Lutton New South Wales will be confronted with a Maroons side stacked with in-form stars and a colossal bench when Mal Meninga unveils his squad tonight for the Origin opener.

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If it ain't broke: Maroons squad unchanged

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Phil Lutton New South Wales may think it's broken after going close in game one but Queensland selectors have seen nothing that requires fixing, unveiling the same 17-man squad for the second Origin in Sydney on...

Meninga will wait for Slater but has options at No.1

Billy Slater

Phil Lutton QUEENSLAND are destined to roll the dice on injured fullback Billy Slater, and surround him with an extended supporting cast, as they try to unearth the combinations to win next week's Origin decider...